If you've still got one of these phones, it might be time for an upgrade anyway.
Updating xperia s
They were also greeted by a pop-up sign that says their "Google Play Store has stopped." The users were also unable to open the Play Store app.
"As soon as I updated to Marshmallow, I keep getting the "Unfortunately Google Play Store has stopped..." and the message keeps coming up every 5 seconds.
I tried clearing the cache, deleting data, uninstalling, disabling the app, force closing, signing out of google and back on. I keep getting the pop up non-stop and it happened as SOON as it updated to Marshmallow," noted a user on the support forum. Tried uninstalling the updates in /settings/apps/google play store, also tried installing the through chrome. Spoke with customer support and running the "repair" option from Sony Bridge was the only advice they offered.
As it is with leftovers, so it is with Android phones, or at least their manufacturers' willingness to expend time and money updating the software.
Xperia Blog reports that Sony announced a dozen of its older Android phones won't be getting any more software updates.
That means no software at all, not just major Android version bumps.The former flagship Xperia S and its American cousin the Xperia Ion are probably the most popular phones among them.Here's the full list, complete with the last major Android revision officially released: All the models in that list are at least 18 months old, with some stretching to two years.Looking back through our own archives, we can see that many of these phones made it as far as Jelly Bean 4.1, and others were at least upgraded to Ice Cream Sandwich.The Xperia L saw a little late-life action with an AOSP build of Kit Kat.Sony is also pretty liberal when it comes to bootloaders, so those with the inclination for root can try their luck with custom ROM scene.